9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, then stroll around Sibelius Monument, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally make a trip to The Esplanadi Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip website.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In December in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and finally revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory. On your second day here, have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, see where the action happens at Lappi Areena, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online route planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Tours
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Luosto

Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
On the 24th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, take in the exciting artwork at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Luosto trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Luosto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of -17°C in Luosto. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Luosto

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 26th (Wed), make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally get your game on at Kids' Land. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip builder app.

Getting from Luosto to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."